I find that there is no nfs and nfsd available on Mavericks. Does Apple remove it ?

P/S: I am trying to mount shared nfs drive in vagrant.

> which nfs
nfs not found
> which nfsd
nfsd not found 
  • What version of which are you using the one I use which I thin is Apple's provides no output
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 23, 2013 at 11:17

3 Answers 3


In my case, I have nfsd. I didn't use it before, Mavericks don't remove it.

Check your $PATH variable.

  • can you help me with the output of which nfsd Dec 24, 2013 at 8:10

nfsd is in /sbin which won't be on the default path

  • is it /usr/sbin you are talking about ? There seem to be no nfsd there. Dec 24, 2013 at 8:10
  • 1
    No /sbin the answer is correct for my OSX
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 24, 2013 at 9:52

Are these your error messages?

nfsd[3493]: conflicting exports for /path/to/folder, 10.0.0.x

nfsd[3493]: exports:56: export option conflict for /path/to/folder

The solution is quite simple here, you just need to clear out the /etc/exports file and restart the nfsd service.

Here is the steps to solve it:

  1. Go to your Console app, filter by nfds and see what paths are conflicting
  2. Open the Terminal
  3. Edit the /etc/exports | sudo vim /etc/exports
  4. Remove the entries you want
  5. Save and close the file
  6. Restart nfsd service | sudo nfsd restart

Now you should not have any conflicts and errors appearing in Console app, if it still appears then look into your file /etc/exports file again to remove the remaining conflicts.

  • Thanks for your answer but it is not this error. nfs and nfsd simply don't exist. Dec 14, 2013 at 16:18

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